Care at the UMC Utrecht Julius Center
In accordance with the academic mission of the Department of General Practice, the development of innovative healthcare is combined with research and medical education in the academic practice of the Julius Healthcare Centers.
The four Julius Healthcare Centers provide multidisciplinary, integrated primary healthcare in Leidsche Rijn, a developing residential area of Utrecht with a projected number of 80,000 inhabitants . At present the Julius Healthcare Centers serve a patient population of more than 34,000 patients. High quality primary care is provided by a staff consisting of general practitioners, physiotherapists, practice nurses and mental health staff. The services include basic primary healthcare, disease management programs for chronic diseases, acute care and mental health programs. Innovative care programs are developed for life style improvement (Julius Fit) self management, early detection depression and sports injuries (Julius Sport). E health services are provided through Julius Online, the digital portal of the centers, through which patients can consult, communicate and participate in self management programs.
In the Julius Healthcare Centers research projects have been implemented on cardiovascular and infectious disease, new diagnostic tests, early detection of depression and prevention. The routine care data of the health centers are integrated into the Utrecht Health Project, a large cohort study in the area that links health characteristics to health outcomes in follow-up.
Finally the academic practice provides an excellent environment for training. Within the Julius Healthcare Centers medical students, GP trainees, physiotherapists and nurses are in training.